Worf and Garak, who travelled through the wormhole to find the source of Enabran Tain's message, are captured by the Jem'Hadar and brought to an internment camp. There, Garak is reunited with Tain before the old Obsidian Order leader dies. Meanwhile, Deep Space Nine monitors Starfleet listening beacons go down one by one. Fearing that a Dominion attack is imminent, Captain Sisko prepares to close the wormhole permanently. However, a saboteur destroys the pulse that would close the wormhole. Seconds after the pulse dies out, Dominion warships enter the Alpha Quadrant.